Monday, July 28, 2014

Lucy The Movie Vs. My Solamaine.

Saw the movie LUCY...loved it. Very similar to my character Solamaine in some ways. 

Lucy's power level, using 100% of her mind, allowing her to become non-corporeal (uh oh spoiler), while similar to Dr. Manhattan and my Solamaine, seems more on Dr. Manhattan's level.  He's a rip-off of Dr. Solar, whose power is not cosmic, but atomic, as the result of a reactor accident, which is perhaps equivalent to one solar unit, or the power of the sun.  Lucy's power comes from a weird drug concoction, allowing her to access 100% of her brain.  Humans normally access only 10% (some much less...just check out Congressmen).

Solamaine, on the other hand, as I've often said, is 2 trillion times more powerful, virtually invulnerable, near omniscient, and absolutely omnipotent. Her power comes from a freak accident involving dark energy and a split between space and sub-space.  While her power can't be readily measured, a scientist in my story purports she's "as powerful as your typical quasi-stellar object."  Quasars are super-galaxies containing billions and even trillions of solar masses.  Solamaine's a mini-big bang in a compact non-corporeal package, held together by the sheer force of her will.

Getting back to LUCY.  There are some hilarious moments in an otherwise fast paced, serious minded examination of a freak accident causing a human to become super-human (gee, where have we heard that story concept before...all kinds of comic books, including The Flash and of course, my Solamaine). 

The movie was very short, 90 minutes, featured a very perplexed and exhausted looking Morgan Freeman as a scientist and only one of 3 people Lucy trusts, the other a female roommate and a French detective who, when seeing her god-like powers, is incredulous as to how he could be of any help to her. 

While the screenplay had some serious gaps, edited down in the film for brevity, a lack of character development, the story still had a good message, and was your typical Luc Besson journey of fun while questioning the meaning of life. He did this notably in Fifth Element and in Lockdown. The ending was both spectacular and heartfelt. 

As far as my feelings about it being so similar to Solamaine, well I ordered the blu-ray already, so I'm not exactly pissed about it.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Reboot America...with a serious pair of boots.

We need to reboot this country somehow. 

With a serious pair of boots. 
  • We incarcerate more people than all other countries combined. 
  • We don't build any more. 
  • We throw money at a problem, like education for instance, without changing its structure, mainly in the hopes that an uneducated public can be easily led down the path to oblivion so that the 1% can have more for themselves. 
  • We've devolved as a society, desperate to sweep problems under a rug as opposed to tackling them, but are quick to try to change the direction of other countries a certain minority in power disagree with. 
  • We're quick to anger, and slow to improve. 
  • We can see it clearly when we vote for politicians whose goals are not our own, who, like schoolyard bullies, blame their victims for their indifference and/or sheer evil. 
Time to purge, time to reboot, time to set things straight. 

We can start with our own locales, and then work our way outward, especially in November, when we can purge ourselves of as many of the evil ones currently in power who are clearly dragging us into the abyss with them.


Be Cool, Be Nobody's Fool....and Don't Dismiss The Bliss.